Friends of Oceanography Breakfast Lecture to
Focus on Rhode Island Water Quality
Narragansett, R.I. -- January 25, 2000 -- The public is invited to attend
a free Community Breakfast Lecture, sponsored by Friends of Oceanography,
to be held on Tuesday, February 8, at 9 a.m. in the Coastal Institute
Building on the URI Bay Campus. The lecture is part of a series featuring
the research of URI Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) students.
The February 8 lecture, "The Effectiveness of Water Quality Monitoring
in Rhode Island," features marine affairs master's degree candidate
Brett Becker of Narragansett.
Becker, a native of San Jose, California, received his B.S. in marine
chemistry from the University of San Diego. Under the guidance of his major
professor, Dr. Richard Burroughs, he working on his thesis on "Beachgoers'
Knowledge and Attitudes of Health Risks Associates with Swimming or Bathing
in the Ocean."
The lecture is free and open to the public. Coffee and muffins will be
served. For more information, call Friends of Oceanography at (401) 874-6602.
Friends of Oceanography is a community-based membership organization
established in 1986 to support the educational and public programs of the
URI Graduate School of Oceanography. Friends provides financial support
of fellowships for GSO students, and other research, education, and outreach
activities. The organization also helps sponsor a variety of special events
such as The JASON Project, oceanography lectures, the Annual Friends of
Oceanography Auction, open houses, and the Narragansett Bay Classroom.
Visit the URI Graduate School of Oceanography website:
Contact: Lisa Cugini, 874-6642, firstname.lastname@example.org